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Napoleon (Schooner), sunk, 21 Aug 1835


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Gale on the Lakes - This has been the most extraordinary summer experienced for many years - is thought by our old citizens to be the coldest since the well remembered summer of 1816. We have not along the lake shore been annoyed by summer frosts, as has been the case in the middle of the state; but we have experienced a great deal of chilly unseasonable weather. We have had, besides, this summer, two such gales of wind as our old residents do not remember to have occurred at this time of the year - one of them late in June, the other a few days since.
The late gale has been disastrous to a degree unparalleled on Lake Ontario. Two or three vessels have been lost, and it is reported as many lives. Among those known to be lost, are the NAPOLEON, of Sackets Harbor, and the British schooner MARGARET, of Kingston. The crew of the former had abandoned her just before she sunk, and taken to the boat. They were rescued from their perilous situation by the steamboat OSWEGO, Capt. Homans, who very humanely brought his vessel to under Stony island until one of the unfortunate crew of the NAPOLEON who had his arm broken, could be provided for. It is proper to mention that the OSWEGO made the passage in the most gallant manner from Kingston to Sacket's during the severest part of the gale. This by far the worst passage from port to port on Lake Ontario during a severe north-wester.
The Vice President and Mr. Comptroller Flagg were on board the steamboat UNITED STATES proceeding from Sacket's to oswego, and were out in undoubtedly bad weather as was ever experienced in summer on our Lake.
      Oswego Palladium
      August 26, 1835

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      Oswego, N. Y. Aug. 26. Gales On The Lakes. -- This has been the most extraordinary summer experienced for many years, and is thought by our old citizens to be the coldest since the well remembered summer of 1816. The late gale has been disasterous to a degree unparalleled on lake Ontario. Two or three vessels have been lost, and it is reported as many lives. Among those known to be lost, are the Schooner NAPOLEON, of Sacket's Harbor, and the British Schooner MARGARET, of Kingston. The crew of the former had abandoned her just before she sunk, and taken to the boat. They were rescued from their perilous situation by the Steam-boat OSWEGO, Capt. Homans, who very humanely brought his vessel to, under Stoney Island until one of the unfortunate crew of the NAPOLEON, who had his arm broken, could be provided for.
      The Vice President and Mr. Comptroller Flagg were on board the steamboat UNITED STATES proceeding from Sacket's to oswego, and were out in undoubtedly bad weather as was ever experienced in summer on our Lake. --- Oswego Palladium
      Cleveland Weekly Advertiser
      Thursday, September 3, 1835 p.3 col.1

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      CATASTROPHE ON LAKE ONTARIO. - In the storm of the 21st. inst., the schooner NAPOLEON, of Sackett's Harbor, and MARGARET, of Canada, were lost -- near the Galoo Islands. The crew of the NAPOLEON, (which vessel sunk in twenty fathoms water) were rescued by a boat from the steamboat OSWEGO -- but three of the MARGARET's crew perished. - Rochester Daily Advertiser
      Buffalo Daily Star
      Friday, August 28, 1835

NOTE:- A schooner NAPOLEON is advertised in 1837 ?


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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss ???
Date of Original:
1835
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McN.W.13006
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.90562 Longitude: -76.41633
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Napoleon (Schooner), sunk, 21 Aug 1835